Robin Easterbrook running for mayor

Robin Easterbrook told reporters he had been thinking of running for public office for some time. He made the decision to do so in late April or early May.

Heritage committee chair says there are no 'good, legitimate credible choices, so far'

Robin Easterbrook told reporters he had been thinking of running for public office for some time. He made the decision to do so in late April or early May. (Andreanne Baribeau/Radio-Canada)

Robin Easterbrook is running for mayor in Windsor.

The chair of the heritage committee filed his papers at 10 a.m. Thursday.

He told reporters he had been thinking of running for public office for some time. He made the decision to do so in late April or early May.

"I don’t’ think we’ve seen any good, legitimate credible choices, so far," Easterbrook said. "I know other names have been bandied about but I wasn’t enjoying what I’ve seen there either."

Easterbrook said the city needs a different leadership style. He said Mayor Eddie Francis was "right for the crisis years."

He also mentioned city boards have been “dominated by one personality.” He wants to mix it up and inject new blood into them.

Easterbrook said his values include collaboration, transparency and cooperation.

"I would like the public to be aware of what the objectives are for some of our boards and city council," Easterbrook said. "Go ahead, scrutinize what you want. What you see is what you get."

His Facebook page is up and running and he said his website is nearly ready to go, too.

"I’m not a well-known political figure. I’ve got 15 or 16 weeks to get my name out there ... and to make sure they know what I stand for," he said.

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